...but WE WON anyway! Which I choose to look at as a very good sign. I had almost forgotten that we had a few other worthy fellows on this team, as well.
This game felt a lot "bigger" than just another April matchup of the NL rivals. If you are like me, you looked to Tim Lincecum and a dominant pitching performance. Well, it wasn't meant to happen...started well, 3 clean innings...but the fourth was ugly. Lincecum's effort ( 5.1 innings, 6 hits, 3 earned runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts ) was marred by an almost complete lack of getting ahead in the count. Every hit in Tim's bad fourth came on a hitter's count. So, tonight, The Franchise needed help from his fellows.
And they stepped up! Buster with a couple huge RBI's, Mota's terrific hold, Roward with a clutch triple, Sergio and Brian with classic relief...take your pick! A true team effort and a win that we can build on. Let's take this series!!!